Friday 31 March 2017 - Sunday 2 April 2017

Lo Spiraglio7° Mental Health Film Festival

Describing the very diverse world of mental health through images.

The festival, which has reached its seven year, was born with the aim of using cinema so as to provide a window onto the human mind and enable the audience and the authors to gaze at people who undergo change and treatment, and vice versa.

The prizes
The final night of the festival will see the Jury – whose members are Edoardo Albinati, Maria Sole Tognazzi, Valia Santella, Francesco Borgia and Daniela Pezzi – award the 1,000 euro “Fausto Antonucci” Prize to the best short film and the 1,000 euro Jorge Garcia Badaracco – Fondazione Maria Elisa Mitre” Prize to the best full-length film. Moreover, the festival will award the Lo Spiraglio – Fondazione Roma Solidale onlus Prize to director Paolo Virzì, who has shown great interest in mental health topics. Virzì will take part in an event where he will re-examine films and sequences revolving around mental health problems together with the audience. Sergio Rubini, Sergio Castellitto, Carlo Verdone, Alba Rohrwacher, Marco Bellocchio and Giulio Manfredonia were awarded the prize in previous years.

BACK TO THE MAXXI: our perspective
Lo Spiraglio (The Window) will see the MAXXI host two cultural mediation events thanks to the involvement of people from the 1st Ward of the Mental Health Department of the Roma 1 ASL (Local health Service):
Friday 31st March from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The group will describe a collection of photos by Letizia Battaglia included in the Just For Passion exhibit to mental health and day care centre service users – reservation required spiragliofest@gmail.com
Saturday 1st April from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The group will describe a collection of photos to visitors to the museum.

Scientific Director, Federico Russo; Artistic Director, Franco Montini.
Promoted by ROMA CAPITALE-Mental Health Department, ASL RMA – Roma Centro, MAXXI National museum of 21st century arts.

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